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Battle Drill Devotional
Battle Drill Devotional
Happiness Comes from Relying on God’s Power

Today’s #BattleDrill: Read Philippians 4:2-20. Sometimes, difficult circumstances can make us unhappy. Maybe we’ve fallen out with someone. Perhaps we’re finding our schoolwork difficult. Some of us are grieving the loss of a loved one. Maybe you’ve lost your job and you’re finding it difficult to obtain another one. Perhaps you’re lonely. #salvationarmy #basingstoke #devotional

You may even feel there’s nothing you can do about it. You worry that you’ll never be happy again. If that’s how you feel, then tell Jesus. The great thing is, he already knows, and he stands ready to help you. Christ is powerful and he is willing to provide you with the strength you need. When we rely on him, Christ gives us his strength. We don’t have to do it in our own strength.

Relying on Christ’s strength rather than our own failing resources is the key to happiness in difficult circumstances. Tell him you can’t do it. He is ready and waiting to respond.


Think about the following:

•What happens when you try to deal with your problems in your own strength? Does it make you happy?

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.